The most up-to-date global perspective on how women are living today across continents and cultures
In this completely revised and updated fifth edition of her groundbreaking atlas, Joni Seager provides comprehensive and accessible analysis of up-to-the-minute global data on the key issues facing women today: equality, motherhood, feminism, the culture of beauty, women at work, women in the global economy, changing households, domestic violence, lesbian rights, women in government, and more. The result is an invaluable resource on the status of women around the world today.
About the Author
Joni Seager is an activist and scholar of feminist geography, gender and the environment, and global environmental policy. She is professor and former chair of the Global Studies Department at Bentley University in Boston, Massachusetts, and was dean of the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University in Toronto, Canada. She has consulted on several global gender and environmental policies with UNESCO and the United Nations Environment Programme. Her publications include The State of Women in the World Atlas, The Real State of America Atlas, and Carson’s Silent Spring.
“When is a World Atlas a life-saver and page-turner? When it makes the female passengers on this Space Ship Earth visible in accurate statistics and memorable graphics. This will add to everyone's knowledge and power. Nobody should be without this book.” —Gloria Steinem, Feminist activist and organiser “The Women´s Atlas not only offers a global view of the lives of women, it also shows their desires to effect revolutionary change.” —Vigdís Finnbogadóttir, President of Iceland 1980 – 1996; the world's first woman elected head of state
“This one-of-a-kind book brings women’s lives out of the shadows. Every page lights up injustices and makes clear the work that remains to be done.” —Leymah Gbowee, Nobel Laureate and Liberian peace activist
"Presenting a comprehensive and accessible analysis of key issues facing different cultures, Joni Seager's book is informative, insightful, and impactful." —O Magazine
"A must-have for every feminist bookshelf." —Hello Giggles Praise for the Previous edition:
“Here is the innovative atlas no thoughtful person, male or female, should be without." —The Washington Post